Lets get straight to the topic – how to optimize headings of a web page for best search engine optimization (seo)
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<h2>This is a heading</h2>
<h3>This is a heading</h3>
<h4>This is a heading</h4>
<h5>This is a heading</h5>
<h6>This is a heading</h6>
The six heading elements, H1 through H6, denote section headings. Although the order and occurrence of headings is not constrained by the HTML DTD, documents should not skip levels (for example, from H1 to H3), as converting such documents to other representations is often problematic. W3C
Matt Cutts on usage of headings
Importance of headings can never be sidelined, they are one of the most important criteria for search engines to rank. You should have headings in your page and in proper order. You should not use h3 tag after h4. All your headings should come in proper order.
Matt cutts says
Over 40% of web pages have heading error. They are not optimized properly
Usage of keywords in Headings for seo
One can include relevant keywords in headings to make sure google can understand, what is page all about. Like wise if i am optimzing a page for Android apps and my keywords could be best android apps, latest android apps, top premium apps.
So I can have title of page as “Android App” in h1, followed by a descriptive paragraph then “best android apps” in h2 and the again followed by a descriptive paragraph, then thirdly “latest android apps” follwed by paragraph and at last “top premium apps” as h4 with another paragraph.
This will make your page well optimized for seo and you can cross your fingers for a good seo.
Well thats all for today’s topic on seo training, hope you got well about usage of headings in seo